The Garden at Oswegatchie School is a sustainable organic garden where children get a hands on experience learning where their food comes from while developing an appreciation and respect for nature. The Garden will be a learning center to teach gardening as well as incorporating art, music, literature, math and science. It is a place where children are encouraged to join in and participate in the process of creating, developing and maintaining the garden!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Growing, Growing, Growing!

Heat tolerant lettuce coming along nicely.

The Garden has been in place for 68 days. In that time we have harvested approximately 25 pounds of veggies! More will be coming shortly as the tomato plants are loaded and today we noticed 6 butternut squash growing nicely.  The heat tolerant lettuce that was planted a few weeks ago is growing well as are the 3 Sisters. Pest bugs continue to be an issue. Seeing as this is our first year with the garden and our soil is not optimal, this is not surprising to us. Until the Garden is a fully functioning ecosystem we will see these kinds of problems. The really exciting part is once our compost bins are in place, our crops are varied and diversified, and we have a large enough haven for pollinators and beneficial insects, we will notice a vast difference in the Garden's ability to fend off attack from pest insects. Our harvest yield will increase as well. Until then, enjoy these scenes from the Garden. :)

Butternut squash forming

Tomatoes filling out nicely

Here come the peppers!

1840 Farm's 3 Sisters

This morning's harvest, 7.5 lbs!
We always need help with weeding and maintaining the Garden. Please feel free to stop by anytime and pull a few weeds or just to enjoy the oasis the Garden is becoming. We are just getting started so hope you continue to follow us along on this journey.

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